active shooter preparedness and response training
According to the Department of Homeland Security, "An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.".
Active shooter situations are unpredictable, and many are often over within 10 to 15 minutes. In fact, according to current FBI statistics, 69% are over within 5 minutes and 60% end prior to arrival of Law Enforcement personnel. Since the event may be over before law enforcement arrives it’s crucial that you are prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation should one occur.
If you are seeking training for a religious institution, you can rest assured that our lead consultant is religiously and culturally sensitive and will work with you to provide training in a manner which is best suited for your group. He has many years of experience working with, advising, and leading culturally and religiously diverse teams around the world. Upon request he will speak with an appointed representative of your religious organization in advance to ensure he abides by your specific religious and cultural needs.
"Active Shooter 101". This course is tailored for individuals, families, and groups of people who have little or no prior training. It consists of an hour long, interactive training session focusing on the basics of how to respond to an active shooter event using the "Run, Hide, Fight" response methodology. Attendees receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
"Active Assailant Preparedness and Response". This course builds on Active Shooter 101. The term "active assailant" is used because many types of violent events are conducted using weapons other than firearms (knife, vehicle, bomb, etc...). The course follows the Prepare, Act, Care, and Evacuate (PACE) methodology. It's ideal for organizations which may have had some prior training, but which have not yet developed a formalized plan or conducted any exercises or drills. The course places an emphasis on not just responding, but identifying pre-attack behaviors/indicators and it provides de-escalation techniques. It's a very interactive course in which participants receive hands on training to reinforce positive awareness and response behaviors.
"Maturing your Active Assailant Preparedness and Response Program". This takes your organization's active assailant plan to the next level. We facilitate the development of a partnership between your organization, local law enforcement, and emergency response personnel. This partnership is critical so you understand how they will respond upon arriving and they will understand how you are being trained to react. A formal Active Assailant Response Plan is developed or we can review, modify, or update your existing plan as needed. The plan is then tested by conducting a drill using role players and actual first responders to make sure your plan is realistic and effective.